Aktuelles auf englisch (34) [der letzten 24 Stunden]
Ethiopian government is rehabilitating the 70,000 people displaced due to conflict in the border areas of Oromia and Somali regional states.
In the event of North Korea deciding to test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean, Tokyo is not ruling out the possibility that it could be delivered by a ballistic missile flying over Japanese territory, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera told a news conference on Friday.
Welt - Mittlerer Osten (3)
14:40 [Press TV]
“Iran, Russia, Syria, and Iraq should hold this celebration,” said the general at a ceremony held in memory of an Iranian military adviser martyred in Syria.
14:38 [Press TV]
Iran has unveiled a new ballistic missile during military parades held across the nation to mark the first day of the annual Sacred Defense Week.
12:50 [Press TV]
In an interview with The New York Times on Thursday, Mohammad Javad Zarif said US wants to change the deal at Iran’s expense alone, while Washington itself is not willing to make any concessions.
Welt - Naher Osten - arabische Halbinsel (6)
2:12 [Al Masdar News]
According to multiple fairly credible reports, the SDF managed to impose full control over the Al-Bazikh mountain chain and the neighbouring Derro oil field, located some 30 kilometers directly north of Deir Ezzor.
22:15 [Fort Russ]
The Turkish National Security Council has promised to provide air support for Iraq`s Turkmen minority to defend against Kurdish attacks ahead of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) independence referendum, Sura News reported.
15:29 [Al Masdar News]
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their offensive along the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, Friday, liberating the town of Khasham after an intense battle with the so-called Islamic State (ISIL).
SANA reporter said that army units continued their operations against ISIS sites and fortifications in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor, establishing control over the villages of Halbia, Zalbia and al-Qasabi and the archaeological sites in them.
13:17 [German Foreign Policy]
Berlin`s long-standing support for the Kurdish Autonomous Region has helped lay the groundwork for the referendum on the secession of Iraq`s Kurdish-speaking regions, scheduled to be held on Monday.
13:12 [Al Masdar News]
According to pro-opposition news pages, the Russian cruise missiles struck Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s (Syrian Al-Qaeda group) positions in the towns of Kafr Sajna, Haas, and Maar Shamanen, along with a number of sites in the southern and eastern countrysides of Idlib.
19:40 [Mondo Weiss]
For 50 years the Democratic Party establishment has been able to stifle pro-Palestinian efforts as too radical for US politics. That red line is breaking down today though, as the permanent occupation marked its 50th anniversary, BDS gains adherents among young Dems, and the Jewish monolith supporting Israel fractures. It`s about time.
During the Turkish leader’s speech Thursday in New York’s Marriott Marquis hotel, an American in the audience stood up and shouted, “you are a terrorist, get out of my country.”
Welt - Russland und Zentralasien (1)
18:43 [Sic Semper Tyrannis]
Moscow elections. While the pedestal party won overall, there was some excitement because, in a very low turnout, "liberals" organised a win in some seats in Moscow. Karlin is not impressed and points out the correlation with bicycle rental stations. Shamir takes it more seriously seeing it as the latest Washington regime change effort. Perhaps he`s right
Israel is estimated by many experts to have at least 80 nuclear warheads, and has refused to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Welt - Weltwirtschaft (1)
S&P said Thursday that it had lowered China`s long-term sovereign credit rating to A+ from AA-, because the country`s "prolonged period of strong credit growth has increased its economic and financial risks."
12:52 [Press TV]
Austria’s Oberbank on Thursday signed a major finance deal with over a dozen Iranian banks thus becoming one of the first European financial institutions to break the ice in providing loans for Iranian projects after the removal of sanctions against the country in early 2016.
Deutschland - Militär (2)
13:20 [Voltaire Network]
The Süddeustche Zeitung has shed light on the fact that arms are being transferred from the headquarters of the US Air Forces in Europe, based in Ramstein (Germany) and are making their way to the Syrian “rebels”. The weapons, (mainly Kalashnikovs and mortars with their ammunition), have been transferred from the Navy’s arsenal in Crane (Indiana) to the U.S. land army’s arsenal based in Miesau (Germany).
12:53 [Press TV]
Under pressure from rights activists, German weapons manufacturer Heckler & Koch says it will end its sales to war zones or the parties that are corrupt and breach democratic standards, including the regimes in Israel and Saudi Arabia.
Feuilleton - Meinung und Debatte (1)
2:02 [The Saker]
For a while already the Russian diplomats have been openly saying that their American counterparts are недоговороспособны or “non-agreement capable”. This all began under Obama, when Kerry flew to meet with Lavrov and declared ‘A’, then flew back to Washington, DC and declared ‘B’.
Themen - Armut und Reichtum (1)
13:45 [Zero Hedge]
A few weeks ago we shared with readers a lawsuit filed in Connecticut against Nestle Waters North America, Inc. alleging that the water they marketed as Poland `Natural Spring Water` was actually just bottled groundwater...the same water that runs through the taps of many American households.
Themen - Energie und Ressourcen (1)
14:43 [Press TV]
Brazil has voiced interest in looking for hydrocarbon reserves in the Iranian share of the Caspian Sea.
Themen - Geheimdienste und Terror (4)
18:40 [The Saker]
Russian special operations forces were deployed to rescue and extract their comrades. At the same time, the Russians sent in a number of close air support aircraft who reportedly killed several hundred “good” terrorists and beat back the attack (Russian sources speak of the destruction of 850 fighters, 11 tanks, three infantry fighting vehicles, 46 armed pickup trucks, five mortars, 20 freighter trucks and 38 ammo supply points; you can see photos of the destroyed personnel and equipment here). What also makes this event unique is the official reaction of the Russians to this event.
14:55 [Al Masdar News]
The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham joined forces on Thursday night to launch an attack against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the western countryside of the Salamiyah District.
13:18 [Voltaire Network]
Several Top Secret documents, sourced from Edward Snowden’s files, have recently been published, revealing how the National Security Agency (NSA) spied on India’s ballistic missiles systems and nuclear weapons.
A woman was killed as rocket shells fired by ISIS terrorists hit the road between Salamiyeh and Talaada in the eastern countryside of Hama, according to a source at Hama Police Command.
2:01 [Sputnik news]
The world, and especially the Ummah, is incensed at what is being portrayed as genocide against Muslims in Myanmar, but the reality of what`s happening there is a lot more complex than the simplistic rumors lead one to believe, and the geopolitical ramifications of this crisis could become very far-reaching.
Themen - Medien und Propaganda (3)
1:40 [Consortium News]
If the U.S. government and mainstream media are really concerned about foreign influence in American politics, they might look at Israel and other nations with much more clout than Russia, notes Robert Parry.
13:48 [Zero Hedge]
Please allow us to once again demonstrate why Zuckerberg`s apparent obsession with $50,000 worth of ad buys that `MAY` have been purchased by Russian-linked accounts to run `potentially politically related` ads is so utterly bizarre...
13:19 [Voltaire Network]
As planned for sometime now, Nato is accusing Russia of interfering in the German legislative elections after rigging both the US and French presidential elections. To date, there is no proof supporting these accusations.
Themen - Menschenrechte (1)
Smotrich’s plan was released September 6 in an 8,600-word lead essay, “The Decision Plan” (Tochnit Ha-Hachra’ah), in the fall issue of the Hebrew-language bimonthly Hashiloach, a conservative journal of ideas published by the New York-based Tikvah Fund.
Themen - Militär und Frieden (3)
U.S. and Russian military officials had met face-to-face somewhere in the Middle East this week on de-confliction measures in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, the Pentagon said on Thursday.
On Friday the Russian Black Sea fleet`s submarine, `Veliky Novgorod` launched Kalibr cruise missiles against terrorist targets in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
13:20 [Voltaire Network]
Following the organization of the coup d’État in Ukraine, the installation of Nazis in Kiev and the independence of Crimea, Nato is feeding the paranoia of its East European members...But no one has bothered to study the script for these exercises; nor does anyone have the requisite training to analyse it. Let’s examine what is going on.